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Three further Apple Watch versions reportedly inbound

Not content with the existing trio of Apple Watch options? Latest reports have suggested a further three watch materials will be introduced before the end of the year.

With Apple to bring aluminium, stainless steel and 18-carat gold bodied Apple Watches to market on April 24, reports have suggested an additional trio of options will launch before the lucrative Christmas period.

The rumours have surfaced courtesy of KGI Securities analyst and serial Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), who also predicted Apple Watch sales for the first half of the year would number between 5 and 6 million units.

“Aside from current casting materials of aluminium, stainless steel and 18k gold, we believe 1-3 new versions of Apple Watch featuring new casing materials are likely to go into mass production in 4G15,” Kuo said in a note to investors.

He added: “If this is the case, we think it could boost Apple Watch shipments momentum in 4Q15-1Q16.”

Although Kuo offered no further insight into the materials Apple might use on its future wearable offerings, reports have tipped ceramic and titanium models to make an appearance.

For those who don’t find the £13,500 18-carat gold Apple Watch quite extravagant enough, it has also been suggested that an even more expensive, platinum bodied version could touch down.

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With Apple Watch pre-orders to kick off on April 10, the company has confirmed that will be a total of 38 different configurations to choose from on day one.

Each of the aluminium bodied Apple Watch Sport, stainless steel Apple Watch and 18-carat gold Apple Watch Edition will come in two sizes – 38mm and 42mm.

Add onto this a plethora of strap options and the configurations quickly add up. Prices will range from £299 to £13,500.

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